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Marie Humes, Age 43

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Alice Marie Cox Humes, 43 years, 25 days of age, of Campbellsville, formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Taylor County Hospital after a brief illness.

Marie was born on January 19, 1975, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of the late Carmen, “J.V.” Cox and Dawn Kay Trout Cox who survives.   Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Hubert and Evelyn Cox and grandmother, Jonita Trout.

She attended Campbellsville University and Spencerian College where she received her degree as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  In her spare time, she enjoyed the outdoors, listening to music and dancing.    She had been attending Elkhorn Baptist Church,

Besides, her mother, Marie is survived by her husband, James William Humes, a daughter, Chelsey Adcock, 3 sons, Dawson Adcock, C.J. Cox and Harley Rodgers as well as her step-daughter, Brooklyn Humes all of Campbellsville.    Also surviving is a brother, Jeramie Cox of Campbellsville, her grandfather, Paul Trout, grandparents, Alice and David Nicolet an aunt, Star Trout, all of Indiana as well as several other aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service for Alice Marie Cox will be Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Brian Rafferty officiating.   Burial will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery with bearers being Buddy Tate, Tommy Price, T.J. Milby, Tyler Goodin, Dawson Adcock and James Price.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Lyon DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be donations toward the cost of the funeral and may be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.


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Jannie Louise McKay, age 92

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

Jannie Louise McKay, 92 years, 4 months and 6 days of age, of Lebanon, died, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at her home in Lebanon after a brief illness

Louise was born October 2, 1925 in Lebanon the daughter of the late Willie and Birdie Chandler Hart.    She was preceded in death by her husband Charles McKay as well as their son, Walter McKay and two daughters-in-law, Hattie McKay and Shirley McKay.

Throughout her life, hard work was no stranger to Ms. Louise, having worked at General Motors, a furniture store, Holly Hill Motel and was a member of the Golden Girls.  As the matriarch of the McKay family, she leaves many wonderful memories that will stay with them for years to come.   As one of the children said, she liked to take the rod of correction and introduce it to the seat of understanding.      She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Tucker Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Surviving are her sons, Josh McKay and wife Helen and Emmett McKay and wife Nannie, both of Lebanon, Calvin McKay and wife Susan and Eugene McKay of Campbellsville, Robert McKay of Memphis, two daughters, Wanda Johnson and husband Byron of Bowling Green and Julia McKay of Lebanon.     A brother survives, John Hart of Lebanon and her close friend Elizabeth Johnson as well as 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service for Louise McKay will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Lebanon with Bro. Dale Smith officiating.   Bearers will be sons, Josh McKay, Calvin McKay, Eugene McKay, Robert McKay, Emmett McKay and son-in-law, Byron Johnson with burial in Tucker Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

The family request visitation on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral of Campbellsville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Larry Dale Shofner, age 64, formerly of Campbellsville

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018

Larry Dale Shofner was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky, on June 20, 1953, and left behind his family and friends on February 7, 2018, in Pasadena, Texas.

Larry spent his adult life working in the petro-chemical industry and was with Petroleum Service for thirty-five years as a supervisor and was in supervision with Enterprise Products.

He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed golf, basketball and fishing.

Larry  is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Ann Shofner; his children Shelli Walker, Sandra Barnes and husband Kevin, and Brian Shofner and wife Karen; his sisters Brenda and husband Tim Sumrall,  Sharon Gabbert, Diane Walters, and Linda and Eddie Sumrall; and his grandchildren Brandon, Alix, Trevor, Selah, Sydney, Trey and Selyn.  He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews Rusty, Karen, Chad, Chrysta, Jason, Josh, Treva, Mandy, Tonya, Mia, Rhonda, Mark and Autumn.

He was predeceased by his brothers Kenny, Jerry, W.R. and Garnett and his parents Roscoe and Audrey Shofner.

Larry was a man who never met a stranger and always put a smile on your face.  We will miss you “Big L”.

There will be a memorial visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 10th at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Pasadena, Texas.

Submitted as a service of Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

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Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard, Age 77

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018

Nona Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard, 77 years, 1 month and 21 days of age of Campbellsville, died Monday evening, February 5, 2018 at Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness.

Faye was born in Taylor County on December 15, 1940, the daughter of the late Aaron Alfred and Virgie Mae Able Cox.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Morris “Pompano” Beard, as well as their son, Anthony Dee Beard, two infant siblings, Billy Ray Cox and Lois Cox, 4 brothers, Leslie B. Cox, John Henry Cox, Donald Lee Cox and Samuel Lee Cox and sister Ora Mae Druien.

Faye left a wonderful legacy for her family, being such a godly example as a wonderful Christian wife and mother and enjoyed every moment of raising her children.    After retirement she was found busy at her husband’s side operating Pompano’s Bait Shop at Campbellsville City Lake for 23 years.   She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Point Pleasant Lighthouse Baptist Church and often attended Campbellsville Baptist Temple with her late husband.

Surviving are two sons, Aaron Dale Beard and wife Lorraine of Wadsworth, Ohio, Shawn David Beard of Campbellsville and a daughter, Tanya Algee and husband Joseph of Geneva, Florida as well as 4 grandchildren, Tashina Zavardino and husband Adam of Orlando, Florida, Crystal Lynn Wells and husband Charlie of Tallmadge, Ohio, Nathaniel Morris Algee of Geneva, Florida, Jared Beard of Rittman, Ohio, 2 Step grandchildren, Michelle Algee-Hoffman and husband Rodney, Nicki Algee and partner, Kim as well as 2 great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren.   Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret Cox and Helen McVay and husband John, of Campbellsville, two brothers, Jerry Nelson Cox and wife Rose of Elk Horn and George Cox and companion Joyce Summers of Campbellsville and four sisters-in-law, Bernadean Bischel of Ohio, Leona Cox and Betty Cox, both of Tampa, Florida and Marie Cox of Campbellsville as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard will be on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Collison and Bro. Jase Diven officiating. Following cremation, private entombment will take place at Mt. Zion Cemetery at a later date.

The family request visitation between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and can be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

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George Atkinson, age 78

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018

George Gaither Atkinson, 78 years, 3 months and 8 days of Campbellsville, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Elizabethtown after an extended illness.

George was born on October 27, 1939 in Taylor County, the son of the late James and Roberta Penick Atkinson.   Also preceding him in death was his wife, Mary Catherine Atkinson as well as a son, James Robert Atkinson, two brothers, James Raymond Atkinson and Charles Lee Atkinson and a sister, Rachel Atkinson Curry.

For many years he worked at Fruit of the Loom and enjoyed bowling, playing cards, horseshoes and cornhole.    He was a member of Bethel AME church.

Surviving is a son, George Anthony Atkinson of Lexington and two daughters, Deborah Ann Atkinson and Michelle Allen both of Lebanon and two sisters, Alberta Thornton and her husband James of Greensburg and Geraldine Anderson of Connecticut as well as 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

The funeral service for George Gaither Atkinson will be Friday, February 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. James T. Washington officiating.    Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

The wake will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

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